International Conference: Imitation and Paraphrase

Posted: 23 January 2019

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Imitation and Paraphrase: Textual Variations in the Hungarian and Neo-Latin Literature from Late Medieval to Early Modern Times. International conference, May 23-25, 2019,  organized by the Institute for Literary Studies, RCH, HAS together with the Faculty of Humanities, University of Pécs.

This conference is the 50th edition of a most impressive series that have commenced in 1970 and it is the most significant scholarly event of the entire academic field exploring late medieval and early modern literary cultures ever since. As a conference jointly organised by the Renaissance Department of the Institute for Literary Studies with domestic and foreign university ateliers it also performs the task of coagulating students of disparate interests into communities of experts.

The 2019 edition of this series proposes to examine the role of the paraphrase in medieval, renaissance and baroque religious or secular education, including the scholarly and artistic theory and practice of the times. A special attention will be dedicated to case studies investigating the complex phenomena and examples of imitation, emulation, compilation, parody, and ecphrasis. In addition, papers proposing methodological reflections pondering on the poetic and textologic aspects of these processes are also expected. This conference intends to enrich the contributions to the field of literary criticism and literary history with the deliberate aim to prepare an all comprising synthesis of the medieval and early modern literary cultures. The organizers reserve the right to publish the proceedings of the conference shortly after the closure of the vent.

This conference is part of the Refo500 research agenda of the Institute for Literary Studies, RCH, HAS.

Working language: Hungarian.


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Event Info

Start Date
23 May 2019

End Date
25 January 2019

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